CHINA CONNECT Announces the Participation of No.1 Search Engine BAIDU, and No.2 Online Video Platform iQIYI

PARIS, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — China’s Internet Giants Head To Paris for the 5th consecutive year at China Connect on March 5-6, 2015 (http://www.chinaconnect.fr/about/ ), the largest European gathering of experts on Chinese consumer trends, marketing, digital and mobile in Europe, launched in June 2011 by Laure de Carayon.

Laure de Carayon, Founder & CEO says: "In 20 years of internet in China, 2014 will likely be a key inflection point. A year of acceleration (+640M internet users) in a lot more mature and competitive market, with upgrades in mobile equipment (smartphones, 3/4G), a strong shift to mobile services adoption (+500M mobile internet users)impacting online conversations, entertainment consumption, online commerce practices of +400M online shoppers (payment, O2O…) across China (and out of China with cross-border e-commerce and tourism) but in diverse and unequal ways. And Chinese technologies are also winning market shares abroad (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent,  Xiaomi, One+, etc..).I’m very happy to welcome Baidu for the 2nd time, one of the 3 most important Chinese internet players (The BATs: Baidu-Alibaba-Tencent) no one can skip to ensure a presence in China, who’s at the forefront of strategic concentrations & aquisitions (including in Mobile and O2O), Chinese innovation and global expansion(BaiduEye, DuBike (connected bike) BaiduLab, etc.). IQiYi, the challenger of No.1 Youku-Tudou (who came at China Connect in 2012 & 2013) will also be for its first time ever in Europe at China Connect. The online video market is booming, as it progressively becomes a place to shop while watching entertainment (it gets investment from China’s Top internet and tech players)."

2015 Theme : "Beyond Top Tiers, Mobile Forward: Reaching the New Chinese Consumers" 

The main topics highlighted during the 2 days:

  • E &M-commerce new frontiers and O2O challenges (OnlineToOffline)
  • Luxury, the new paradigm
  • Online Video, Gaming and Entertainment: What China’s Millenials Want
  • Creativity, Innovation, Technology: Chinese Brands Going Global

The Programme: http://www.chinaconnect.fr

Speakers (http://www.chinaconnect.fr/cc-paris-speakers-2015/ )

More than 30 speakers will head to Paris. Among the first confirmed to date are:

Kaiser KUO, International Communications Director BAIDU (China’s No.1 Search Engine)  Michael CHEN, VP IQIYI (China’s 2nd online video platform)  Gang LU, CEO & Editor in Chief TECHNODE, China’s leading independent TechBlog/Official partner of TechCrunch in China (CN) – Michael C.ENOCH, General Manager MERCEDES-BENZ ARENA (CN) – Andrea PANCONESI, Founder & CEO LUISAVIAROMA.COM (IT) – Kyu C.LEE, CEO KINO33 ENTERTAINMENT (Korea) – Josh GARDNER, CEO KUN FU DATA (CN) – Rogier BIKKER, Co-founder BRANDNEWCHINA.NET(CN, Holland) – Arnaud RIBAULT, VP Global Sales & Marketing DS (Citroen) (FR) – Alexander CRAZOVER – CoFounder&Managing Director DATAWORDS (FR), Eileen Le MUET, VP International FIGARO MEDIAS/FIGAROCHIC.CN, Bruno JOLY, Deputy Editor In Chief FASHIONMAG (FR)

Media & Institutional Partners (http://www.chinaconnect.fr/partners-2015/ )

INTERNATIONAL NEW YORK TIMES – PRNEWSWIRE – FIGARO MEDIAS/FIGAROCHIC.CN – FASHIONMAG – JINGDAILY – TECHNODE – THOUGHTFUL CHINA – FRENCHWEB – INFLUENCIA – ECOMMERCEMAG – EMARKETING – OFFREMEDIA – SATELLINET – DIGITAL+ DIRECT MARKETING ASSOCIATION ASIA – FRENCH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY IN CHINAIAB UK  – ICCO – ADETEM – FEVAD – IAB France – UDA – SYNTEC -UDECAM

DATAWORDS is a GOLD sponsor. YANDEX est un sponsor SILVER 

– WHERE: Maison de la Chimie, 28, rue Saint Dominique, 75 007 Paris

CHINA CONNECT 

Website : http://www.chinaconnect.fr
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/3003593 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChinaConnectEU – Hashtag: #chinaconnect
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaConnect 
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ChinaConnectEU 
Youku: http://u.youku.com/user_show/uid_chinaconnect 
Sina Weibo: http://weibo.com/chinaconnecteu

About CHINA CONNECT 

China Connect is The place where people meet and do business with the Leaders of The World’s Largest Digital Market. Both a Conference and an Exhibition, China Connect deciphers the key stakes of Digital and Mobile Marketing in China, and connects western marketers in Retail, Luxury, Cosmetics, Fashion, Food&Beverages, FMCG, Automotive, Services, Travels…, with the Chinese internet pure players and the China based professionals in media/communication/marketing to help them develop and accelerate their business in China and in the West (Travels/Tourism)

What They Said About CHINA CONNECT 2014 (March 6-7) 

"I was truly impressed by the great conference content and senior-level executives that China Connect gathered in Paris. I’ve never before seen so many China internet industry leaders gathered in one place at one time in Europe." 

Porter ERISMAN, Former VP Alibaba Group:

"A must-have in any diary for top level strategic discussions in regards to e- and m-commerce success in China."  

Gautam RISHI, Director EMEA, CDNetworks

"Regardless of your industry, if China means something to your business, it is one of those events you cannot miss."
Branislav PERIC, Global Digital, Media & CRM Director of Travel Retail Worldwide – L’OREAL LUXE

To Watch the 2014 Video, click on the link: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/7140054-china-connect-4th-edition